PANAMA CITY, Panama.- The Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) ratified its rejection of the Helms-Burton Act, signed in 1996 by then-American President William Clinton, to intensify the blockade against Cuba.
In a recent meeting held by the Board of Directors of that regional body, they adopted an agreement against this extraterritorial rule, since on May 2 the government of Donald Trump activated Title III of that law.
On the subject, Cuban deputy Rolando Gonzalez, secretary of Commissions of PARLATINO, said that action pretends to intensify t and internationalize the U.S. economic blockade against the island to force a change of regime.
Rolando Gonzalez said the Helms-Burton Act is openly violating the right to self-determination of peoples, and the principle of non-intervention.
European Union against Helms-Burton Act
Alberto Navarro, Ambassador of the community block in Havana, said that the European Union remains contrary to the implementation of the Helms-Burton Act against Cuba
The European Union has a very strong position today against the extraterritorial application of the Helms-Burton Act against Cuba, Navarro asserted.
The Spanish diplomat said Brussels does not accept that the United States wants to apply its legislation to the other countries of the world, as it is contrary to international law.